A aircraft carrying opposition determine Alexei Navalny, returning to Russia after remedy in Germany, has landed at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport after being diverted from Vnukovo, the place crowds of his supporters have gathered.
Tensions have been excessive at Vnukovo International Airport, positioned 10 kilometers southwest of Moscow, the place a flight from low-cost airline Pobeda with Navalny aboard was initially scheduled to land on Sunday. A big crowd of opposition supporters gathered in Vnukovo with the intention to greet the person on home soil.Videos from the scene confirmed police in full riot gear pushing the demonstrators exterior of the airport constructing. More than a dozen arrests have been made, with Lyubov Sobol and a number of other different of Navalny’s shut associates amongst these detained.The Vnukovo administration earlier warned that every one public gatherings have been formally banned on web site as a part of measures aimed toward curbing the unfold of the coronavirus. Entering the airport constructing was solely allowed for these with legitimate aircraft tickets.
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Navalny has returned to Russia after spending 5 months in Germany, the place he recovered from an alleged poisoning try.The opposition activist and blogger was delivered to the Charite clinic in Berlin in late August 2020. He was in a coma after feeling sick on a home flight in Russia a couple of days earlier than.German medics claimed that their assessments confirmed the opposition politician was poisoned with the nerve agent Novichok. Navalny himself has blamed the Kremlin for being behind the assault towards him.
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Russian authorities have denied these accusations on many events, declaring Berlin’s unwillingness to offer them with the activist’s medical information or collectively examine the incident.Think your folks would have an interest? Share this story!